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FCC Chief Disagrees with Barack Obama That Nation is Ready for Digital Television Transition

Are You Ready For the Digital Television Changeover?

In a last-ditch effort to ditch the digital conversion last week, the Consumers Union and President-elect Barack Obama pressed Congress to delay the change, which will effectively shut off any antenna-using TVs.

The FCC chief, however, argued at CES that delaying that transition now would just create confusion for Americans, adding that a lot of time, effort, and money have gone into getting the nation ready to switch to digital by Feb. 17.

Even though an estimated 70 million homes still have TVs using antennas, in my bubble, everyone I know is ready, either subscribing to cable or by having a newer television (not sure if you're ready? Check out my guide).

Are you ready for the switch?


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breesays breesays 8 years
I'm the only one not ready. Whatevs. I watch TV online anyway
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
Doesn't make much difference to me, we have digital cable already....
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I have cable so I've been ready.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Been ready for years. :)
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Been ready for years. :)
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Yep, we're ready. Have been for years.
kia kia 8 years
My job had me staying in a home they rent out in the Boondocks of NW Utah. I think that home is not ready for the digital conversion, but that is the only household I know that isn't ready.
gooniette gooniette 8 years
Since we only watch TV on the internet or via downloads, yes, we're ready.I heart Hulu!
gooniette gooniette 8 years
Since we only watch TV on the internet or via downloads, yes, we're ready. I heart Hulu!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
oh yea been ready for over a year when I got my digital cable lol!
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